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Private Swimming Pool *300 Yards to Best Beach * No Car Needed* Honeymoon Villa

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Enjoy your totally private swimming pool- no tan lines! With cushioned loungers in the sun or shade, surrounded by tropical flowers!

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Last updated: 07/10/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Las Terrenas villa description

It's ALL about location! Enjoy your own totally private swimming pool, just 300 yards to the best beach! Unlike properties at Playas Bonita or Coson, NO car is needed as it is a safe 5 minute walk along the beach road to the shops and restaurants in Las Terrenas.
Casa Pura Vida is a romantic 'honeymoon cottage' in a walled, quarter-acre, tropical garden - the perfect alternative to a cramped hotel room. Beautifully yet simply decorated in beach glass colors of turquoise and lime green. Casa Pura Vida was featured on the American television show, House Hunters International on HGTV.
Two bedrooms with queen beds plus twin daybed to sleep five. Comfortable, light-filled living area with cable television, DVD player and WIFI Internet access for your laptop. Equipped kitchen, tiled bathroom with HOT shower. High ceilings with ceiling fans and constant breezes.
We provide a helpful rental guide and free hurricane refund policy. Also see www.HomeAway.com/202925

The 'Sky Terrace,' a second-story apartment located next to Casa Pura Vida,. is available to rent separately or together with Casa Pura Vida. Completed in March, 2012 as the owners' private retreat, the Sky Terrace offers amazing views of palm tree-covered mountains during the day and star-filled skies at night. With sky-lights, glass brick windows, gorgeous bathroom, large equipped kitchen and screened porch in a light-filled open layout, the apartment sleeps up to 3 people. See: www.HomeAway.com/202925 for more info.

How to Travel to Las Terrenas: The easiest and cheapest way to reach Las Terrenas is to fly into El Catey airport (Canadian guests) or Santo Domingo--Los Americas Airport (SDQ), hire a rental car (Budget is approx. $240//week) and then make the easy and beautiful 2 hour drive up the brand new highway which starts just outside the airport and travels through palm plantations and rice paddies.
Our manager can pick you up for the same fee as a taxi ($80--$180 US), PLUS he will stop for food or beverages on the way to the villa!

When you make a reservation at Casa Pura Vida, you will receive detailed information on how to travel from SDQ, (or other arrival cities) PLUS you will receive a comprehensive Rental Guide with suggestions for restaurants, nightclubs, where to go, best beaches,etc. Plus: our manager can help you rent a 'quad,' arrange snorkeling, diving or fishing expeditions, zip-line tours... and he can tell you where to find the hottest 'nightclub de jour'!
The helpful advice you will receive when planning your vacation and on-site assistance is one of the reasons why Casa Pura Vida has the MOST bookings and the MOST positive reviews of any Las Terrenas listing! :)

About Las Terrenas: With over 15 miles of deserted, turquoise-water beaches, 'Time' magazine has described Las Terrenas as having one of the last, long stretches of undeveloped beach in the Caribbean.
The balmy climate with its ever-present trade winds and the warm temperature of the sub-tropical Atlantic Ocean combine to provide this part of the island with year-round, delightful weather with only a few degrees difference in temperature between winter and summer.
Las Terrenas is both a small fishing village AND it is also a vibrant cosmopolitan beachtown with over 60 restaurants, many of which are owned and operated by French or Italian permanent residents and located along the beachfront. There is a modern supermarket, two banks, ATM's, ,exciting night clubs and unique gift stores with quality handicrafts, clothing and jewelry.
The French bakery (just a short walk from Casa Pura Vida) is THE place to go for morning coffee and fresh pastries...you will feel like you're in Paris, but with perfect balmy weather!
Walk the never-ending beach and watch the colorful kiteboards or take lessons! Go diving, snorkeling, hiking, mountain biking, or horseback riding on the beach.

About Casa Pura Vida (and the owners): Steve and Susan Miller fell in love with Las Terrenas when they first visited the Samana Peninsula to go whale-watching. The Millers live in Louisville, Kentucky, USA and purchased Casa Pura Vida as a vacation home and as a rental property for travelers looking for an alternative to cramped hotel rooms or impersonal all-inclusive resorts.
Casa Pura Vida is located in a QUIET neighborhood (no motoconchos!) and is decorated in tropical colors of turquoise and green. Guests may buy fresh fish or shrimp right on the beach and prepare in the equipped kitchen or on the outdoor grill. Purchase freshly-baked baguettes and pastries for breakfast at the French bakery, just a 5 minute walk into town. Take a dip in your private pool and watch the sun set over the hills beyond your backyard.
The American television program 'House Hunters International' (on the HGTV network) shot an episode about the Millers and their new vacation home--- the episode has aired several times!

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 950 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Pets Considered:

                Small additional cleaning fee...moreless

              • Children Welcome
              • Wheelchair Accessible
              • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
              • Events Allowed
              • Smoking Allowed
              • Singles

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

              • Master bedroom: 1 queen

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              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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              • Foyer: 1 twin/ single

                Twin daybed...moreless

              • High hardwood ceilings, screened and louvered windows, ceiling fans and wonderful cross-ventilation in each bedroom. Reading lamps on each side of the beds!...moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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              • Tiled bathroom with glass brick wall has a wonderful HOT Water-Pik shower. There is also an OUTDOOR shower to rinse off sand when you return from the beach....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • The kitchen has a refrigerator-freezer, 4-burner gas stove, microwave oven, toaster oven, coffee maker, electric juicer, blender for frozen drinks, pots and pans, utensils, plates, bowls and glasses: everything you need to prepare all your meals! Barbeque meat and seafood on the backyard bar-b-q grill. Dine outdoors and enjoy the sunset under the flower-covered backyard kiosk. Our housekeeper can prepare delicious meals for a small additional charge--just ask Frito to arrange! Above the daybed is a library of 50+ paperback books for your reading pleasure. You'll never want to move from the shaded and cushioned sofa beside the swimming pool!...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Games
                  • Books:

                    40+ paperbacks available!...moreless

                  • Television
                  • DVD Player
                  • Books For Adults
                  • Video Library
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Stereo

                  Theme

                  • Romantic
                  • Budget

                  Attractions

                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Coin Laundry
                  • Reefs
                  • Restaurants
                  • Waterfalls
                  • Library
                  • Churches
                  • Caves
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Recreation Center

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Horseback Riding

                  local services and businesses

                  • Fitness Center
                  • Laundromat
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Babysitter
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Location Type

                  • Beach:

                    300 steps from Casa Pura Vida to Playa Popy....moreless

                  • Village:

                    Just a short 5-10 minute stroll along the beach road to town....moreless

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Snorkeling
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Cycling
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Surfing
                  • Hiking
                  • Sailing
                  • Water Tubing

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                      • Dining:

                        A second dining table is under the romantic flower-covered kiosk next to the swimming pool....moreless

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 5 people

                      General

                      • Internet:

                        WiFi access...moreless

                      • Towels Provided:

                        Thick bath towels and beach towels are provided....moreless

                      • Parking Off Street:

                        Locked and gated parking area steps from the front door...moreless

                      • Washing Machine:

                        Our housekeeper can do your personal laundry for a small additional fee....moreless

                      • Clothes Dryer:

                        Actually....the SUN is our clothes dryer! :)...moreless

                      • Living Room
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Filtered Water
                      • Local Maps
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Shampoo
                      • Living Area
                      • Telephone
                      • Bottled Water
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Toilet Paper

                      house cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional

                          Kitchen

                          • Kitchen:

                            Completely furnsihed...moreless

                          • Stove
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Microwave
                          • Blender
                          • Stove
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Toaster
                          • Freezer

                          Outside

                          • Walkway To Water
                          • Terrace
                          • Beach Towels
                          • Patio
                          • Lawn / Garden
                          • Outdoor Grill
                          • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                          • Lanai / Gazebo:

                            Romantic, flower-covered kiosk with dining table...moreless

                          Pool / Spa

                          • Outdoor Pool
                          • Private Pool:

                            We have one of the largest private swimming pools in Las Terrenas!...moreless

                           

                          Reviews

                          Write a review 4.9
                          from 24 traveler reviews
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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Summer
                          May 24 - Jul 31, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $114
                          $800 $1,600

                          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

                          High Season
                          Dec 1 - Mar 31, 2015
                          4 night min stay
                          $149
                          $1,025

                          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

                          My Standard Rate
                          4 night min stay
                          $120
                          $800 $1,600

                          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $50
                          • Pet Fee $20
                          • Departure Cleaning Fee $50
                          • Taxes Included

                          Notes:

                          If Casa Pura Vida is already booked for your requested dates, you may want to check availability at our neighboring townhouse, The Sky Terrace. Please see HomeAway listing 202925. The townhouse is suitable for a maximum of 3 guests.


                          Cancellation policy:

                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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                          Calendar

                          Last updated: 07/10/2014
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                          Location

                          25 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Samana - El Catey (AZS)
                          2 Kilometres
                          Nearest Motorway
                          new highway to El Catey airport and Sto Domingo
                          250 Metres
                          Nearest Beach
                          Just 300 steps to Playa Popy
                          250 Metres
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Bars and restaurants are a 3 minute walk away
                          250 Metres
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Restaurants are a 3 minute walk away

                          Car: Not Necessary

                          Casa Pura Vida has MORE 5 star reviews and MORE bookings than other Las Terrenas rentals because it is located just 300 yards from one of the last, long stretches of undeveloped, turquoise-water beach in the Caribbean..PLUS, you can walk to town and restaurants--no car is needed-- PLUS you have your very own PRIVATE swimming pool (No tan lines! :)

                          Las Terrenas has over 50 French, Italian, German and Dominican restaurants, two large, modern supermarkets, exciting night clubs (dancing on the beach!) and unique gift stores with quality handicrafts, clothing and jewelry.

                          Snorkeling, diving, deep sea fishing, wind surfing and kite boarding are just steps away from Casa Pura Vida. Go hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding on the beach, zip-lining through the jungle, or to the beautiful El Limon waterfall.

                          Or just stay home and enjoy your private swimming pool and tropical gardens....

                          NOTE: the following maps show only the center of the town of Las Terrenas and NOT the location of Casa Pura Vida- We are 300 steps from the beach!

                          Other Activities: Kite-boarding (trade winds blow a steady 12-15 mph!) Hobie cats, whale-watching (January-March) zip-line tours and deep-sea fishing. You will receive a comprehensive rental guide with information on all local activities and tips about the BEST restaurants, and MUST-SEE's.

                          Our manager speaks Spanish, English and French and can arrange fishing, diving or snorkeling excursions and quad or jeep rentals.

                          Be careful of rental listings that say 'Close to Beach,' but require a CAR or TAXI to get there!

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2008


                          Contact us

                          Speaks: french, spanish, english
                           

                          Photos

                          • Enjoy your totally private swimming pool- no tan lines! With cushioned loungers in the sun or shade, surrounded by tropical flowers!

                            Enjoy your totally private swimming pool- no tan lines! With cushioned loungers in the sun or shade, surrounded by tropical flowers!

                          • Prepare your meals in the sunny kitchen. Free bottled water is provided.

                            Prepare your meals in the sunny kitchen. Free bottled water is provided.

                          • The beautiful back bedroom connects to the bathroom

                            The beautiful back bedroom connects to the bathroom

                          • Picture yourself beside your own PRIVATE swimming pool-- No other guests!

                            Picture yourself beside your own PRIVATE swimming pool-- No other guests!

                          • Quarter-acre gated, tropical property with secure parking and many palm trees.

                            Quarter-acre gated, tropical property with secure parking and many palm trees.

                          • Twin daybed, many paperback books and Internet access for your laptop

                            Twin daybed, many paperback books and Internet access for your laptop

                          • The front bedroom has wonderful cross-breezes and romantic netting-

                            The front bedroom has wonderful cross-breezes and romantic netting-

                          • You can go on a Zip-Line Canopy Tour- just a short excusion from Casa Pura Vida!

                            You can go on a Zip-Line Canopy Tour- just a short excusion from Casa Pura Vida!

                          • Relax with a good book and cold drink on the cushioned bamboo furniture

                            Relax with a good book and cold drink on the cushioned bamboo furniture

                          • Enjoy your totally private swimming pool-- No tan lines!

                            Enjoy your totally private swimming pool-- No tan lines!

                          • Peek thru the kiosk and picture yourself by your private swimming pool!

                            Peek thru the kiosk and picture yourself by your private swimming pool!

                          • Turquoise pool surrounded by tropical flower....especially refreshing in summer

                            Turquoise pool surrounded by tropical flower....especially refreshing in summer

                          • Casa Pura Vida is only 300 steps from THIS exact beach...no car is needed!

                            Casa Pura Vida is only 300 steps from THIS exact beach...no car is needed!

                          • Living and dining areas with comfortable wicker furniture

                            Living and dining areas with comfortable wicker furniture

                          • Casa Pura Vida is surrounded by colorful flowers-- Cut as many as you like!

                            Casa Pura Vida is surrounded by colorful flowers-- Cut as many as you like!

                          • Sparkling clean bathroom with HOT shower!

                            Sparkling clean bathroom with HOT shower!

                          • The swimming pool is surrounded by palm and banana trees and tropical flowers...

                            The swimming pool is surrounded by palm and banana trees and tropical flowers...

                          • The TV/DVD player is inside the corner cabinet--behind the rocking chair

                            The TV/DVD player is inside the corner cabinet--behind the rocking chair

                          • Dine outside under your flower-covered kiosk

                            Dine outside under your flower-covered kiosk

                          • You can walk to this French bakery for fresh pastries and baguettes--yummy!

                            You can walk to this French bakery for fresh pastries and baguettes--yummy!

                          • High ceilings, lots of light and gleaming tiled floors

                            High ceilings, lots of light and gleaming tiled floors

                          • Walk to this beach from Casa Pura Vida!

                            Walk to this beach from Casa Pura Vida!

                          • It's just a short walk to the beach bars at Playa Popy--Mohito's is a favorite!

                            It's just a short walk to the beach bars at Playa Popy--Mohito's is a favorite!

                          $114 - $149 per night (USD)
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                          2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 5

                          View calendar: Updated 07/10/14
                          Minimum stay: 3-4 nights
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